Sunday, May 31, 2015

MY LIFE | Toronto Visit


I love making spontaneous visits back to Canadaland (spontaneous meaning, I was homeless for a bit in NYC so I needed somewhere to go...that story another time). I got to go see some pals in Toronto and have some much-needed relaxation time.

My trip in photos:











Going to Toronto and need some recommendations? Holla!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Friday, May 22, 2015

FOOD | Cooking with Master Chef's Graham Elliot


During my visit to Toronto, I got the chance to participate in a cooking class—and not just any cooking class (actually, I think this was my first official cooking class....). I was taught by the one and only Graham Elliot, one of the culinary geniuses from Master Chef. Partnering with Walmart Canada, the event was a fun class full of great food, wine and people. The products we used from Walmart were so fresh and were seriously delicious.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

PHOTOGRAPHY | Ageless Glamour



During my second semester at NYU, I took a photojournalism class that ended with an exhibit reception featuring our final projects. Inspired by the documentary Advanced Style and street style photographers Ari Seth Cohen and Bill Cunningham, I took a look at some of NYC's most stylish ladies and presented a series titled Ageless Glamour.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

MY LIFE | NY1 Internship Experience


If you're a broadcast journalism student looking for an internship in NYC, I highly recommend NY1 News. I spent 10 weeks with the living unit at NY1 (arts/entertainment/lifestyle features) and it was such a great experience. I've done a bunch of internships in the past, and this is definitely one of the best. It was very hands-on and everyone was incredibly encouraging and supportive. You have the opportunity to try different things and meet people from other departments.

Take a look into my NY1 internship experience:


Monday, May 4, 2015

THEATRE | The Way We Get By


On my last day at my internship with NY1, I checked out a press preview of The Way We Get By, a new off-Broadway play starring Thomas Sadoski and Amanda Seyfried.

The story follows two main characters, Doug and Beth, after a drunken wedding reception. The awkwardness of "the morning after" right up on stage for your enjoyment, sounds pretty great doesn't it?

We even shared some laughs.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

MY LIFE | A pretty awesome April


Every week living here in NYC seriously goes by so fast. I can't believe April is already over. From school and film shoots to getting grillz and eating so much food, this month was full of pleasant surprises. Take a look:

 I got to try out my teaching chops! I was invited to guest lecture at a marketing/branding class for high school students through NYU's School of Professional Studies. 


LEFT: Discovered a new speakeasy on campus: Old Rabbit Club | RIGHT: National Pillow Fight Day in Washington Square Park

Monday, April 27, 2015

UPCOMING | INLAND


Heads up Toronto! This weekend, head over to 99 Sudbury St. for a shopping event that supports Canadian designers - 80 of them! I love the concept of INLAND because there's so much cool stuff coming out of Canada, everyone needs to show them some love.

I've rounded up some of my top picks from some pretty awesome companies - check it out:


Sunday, April 26, 2015

EVENT | New York TechDay 2015


NY TechDay was bumpin'.

I arrived around noon and the line was insane (see photo above). I attended the fourth annual event at Pier 92 in Manhattan to produce a video for a class at NYU, so I was in and out pretty quick - I wish I could've stayed longer though because it was jam-packed. I was definitely overwhelmed by the amount of start-ups and the amount of cool people to talk to.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The comeback of grillz


I've always had a thing for grillz. Don't ask me why, but it's just been a thing. You may remember, this was me from Halloween:


So naturally, I wanted to explore the grillz culture here in New York City. I did a project on it for a class at NYU and here's how it turned out:

The comeback of grillz from Pavement Pieces on Vimeo.

Friday, April 24, 2015

EVENT | 7th Annual Shorty Awards


I got to attend this year's Shorty Awards and it was unlike any other event I've ever been to. The Shorty Awards honors the best people and organizations on social media in a huge variety of categories, from best Viners and YouTube musicians to favorite bloggers and activists. It was so cool to be surrounded by so many fellow social media addicts, especially ones who I've been following for so long.

The show was hosted by SNL funny gal Rachel Dratch and featured lots of presenters, including Kevin Jonas, Tyler Oakley, Bella Thorne and even Bill Nye. Highlight of the night, Bill Nye dancing on stage.

Here are just a few of the night's big winners:
Comedian: Hannibal Buress
Journalist: Wesley Lowery
Snapchatter: Jerome Jarre
Teen Hero: Malala Fund
Vine Comedian presented by HBO's Silicon Valley: Brandon Bowen
Podcast: Serial
DIY: Bethany Mota
Vine Musician: Shawn Mendes
YouTube Comedian: Jenna Marbles
Emoji: Poop face
For full list of winners, click HERE.

At the end of the show, the entire audience got to go home with selfie sticks! Rachel Dratch was like the Shorty Awards version of Oprah. You get a selfie stick, you get a selfie stick!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

THEATRE | It Shoulda Been You Opening Night

Image via Facebook
It was a busy month of Broadway show openings for NY1 theater reporter Frank DiLella and I was happy that I got to go along to one of his shoots - the opening night of the comical wedding musical It Shoulda Been You.

I also went to the press preview for the show too, so I knew a lot more about it beforehand, but it was cool to be at the official opening night party at the beautiful Edison Ballroom. I helped out with some social media stuff at the event and experimented with Periscope, the new livestreaming app that's all the rage. (Neil Patrick Harris was in my first-ever Periscope livestream, nbd)

 One of the guests: Tituss Burgess (from the hilarious series 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt')

NPH was there supporting his husband David Burtka - sigh, they are the cutest couple.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FOOD | Smorgasburg is BACK!


I love food. So it's no surprise that a food festival would be right up my alley. I have no idea why it took me so long, but I FINALLY got out to Smorgasburg, after hearing rave reviews. I went to the Brooklyn Bridge Park location (there are two, the other one is in Williamsburg) during it's opening weekend and it was a beautiful (but windy!) day to spend outdoors.

 Such a lovely view.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

EVENT | Tartan Week NYC


I've never been so immersed in Scottish culture than I had about a week ago. First off, I stumbled upon some fun folks promoting a show called Outlander, which apparently is a huge Game of Thrones-type hit. Complete with bagpipes and kilts, they were strolling around Union Square inviting people to a premiere event. Sadly I wasn't able to make it.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MY LIFE | March Madness

Danny Clinch photography exhibit at Milk Studios
So March was pretty cray. School kept me busy as per usual, but there was also some cool internship stuff and fun events! Here's a recap of what went down this month:


Yes, still had snow. Pretty though!


 Co-anchored a weekly newscast!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Beauty On-Demand Services in NYC




There really is an app for everything. Amongst the successes of Uber and Seamless, the world of on-demand services is booming – and that includes beauty and grooming.

Monday, March 23, 2015

EVENT | Macy's Flower Show


The annual Macy's Flower Show kicked off on March 22nd and I went along with NY1 for a fun and floral press preview that involved us climbing into the fab window displays of the department store. It was pretty fantastic. Each of the different displays were inspired by various styles of art, thus the title, "Art in Bloom."